The Leigh wants every student to leave the Academy with confidence and a belief that learning is a positive, lifelong experience. The Academy wants every student, through involvement in a rich range of experiences and challenges, to develop high self-esteem and to make a valuable contribution to society.
There are 10 Learning Areas providing a unique learning experience for each student. There is a strong emphasis on the many ways in which people learn and the pleasure and empowerment learning brings. A vast array of extension and enrichment activities, at home and abroad, help students develop their passions, gain new experiences and further their understanding of themselves and the world. Every student will be taught in each of these areas in Key Stage 3, before specialising in Key Stages 4 and 5.
Take a look at each learning area below and discover what courses we offer, some of the best work that we have done and who teaches in each area.
Key Stage 3
Students in Years 7-8 follow an accelerated programme in all Learning Areas. Students currently take SATs at the end of Year 8.
Key Stage 4
Students in Years 9-11 study for a range of GCSE or equivalent courses. The Modular structure of many courses enables students to take units before Year 11.
Key Stage 5
Post 16 students have the option of studying for 1-3 years. Students study for a range of GCE Advanced Level qualifications.
The Principals, other senior leaders and governors, provide outstanding leadership.Ofsted
Relationships are enhanced by the college structure. Students say, and inspectors agree, that there is a close family feel to being in a smaller college unit, and that students enjoy school more because of this.Ofsted
Students participate readily in the wide range of sports, social, art, music and drama activities that the school provides. Many students attend the after school and weekend revision clubs that staff provide.Ofsted
The school organises the wide range of subjects it teaches extremely well, and reviews them regularly, adjusting its provision to meet the changing needs of students.Ofsted
Teaching is challenging. It is based on accurate assessment of how well students make progress, what their individual learning needs are, and what kinds of activities will best make sure that they learn well.Ofsted
Students make outstanding progress in English and mathematics. Students’ progress in business, design and technology, ICT and physical education is also outstanding. Students make good progress overall.Ofsted